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Game Giveaway of the day — Fishdom

$4.99 EXPIRED
User rating: (0%) (0%) 65 comments

Fishdom was available as a giveaway on November 7, 2010!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$9.99
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Complete lots of layouts to become the master of mahjong!

Build up and develop your Fishdom! Progress through challenging boards and solve immersive puzzles to earn cash. Use the money to buy eye-candy fish and attractive ornaments for your dream aquarium. Get accessories and supplies to create the perfect conditions for your finny pals and ensure their comfort. Win awards and upgrade your virtual tank as you perfect your aquarium design skills and have fun with the lovely fishy sims. Being a unique fusion of classic gameplay with brilliant new ideas, this game by Playrix with unlimited replayability will bring you lots of joyful moments!

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ Me/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.playrix.com/games/pc/fishdom.html

File Size:

32.1 MB

Price:

$4.99

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#65

OMG!!! I LOVE this Fishdom game. I am SO hooked (tee hee) on this that it keeps me up at night. NOTHING ever keeps me up so that says a lot!
I just love it when the fish stop to look at something in the tank and little red heart bubbles float up from the fish!!! AWESOME game!

Reply   |   Comment by Vic Patti  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Re #4, where's the option for an untimed game? I don't seem to have that one.

Reply   |   Comment by NoVerbs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

11/29/2010 - Game update:

Installed on HP Windows 7 desktop system.

Installed fine.
game has run great.
Playability: My wife loves this game, She plays it almost daily.

issues: There is one annoying bug. Occasionally, the screen saver, included with the game lock's up. It appears to be linked to either a conflict with HP's "PC Doc" application or AVG anti-virus.

symptoms: the screen saver loader bar hangs up somewhere about 10% through the resources loader bar and hangs there. The music plays, but the screen saver never loads. The only way to get out of it is to ALT-TAB back to the windows operating system and right click on the task bar and select "CLOSE WINDOW"

Otherwise the application is great.

Reply   |   Comment by Crazy Al  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Wanted to report that the entire family enjoys this immensely - definite thumb's up! Simple but challenging game play, great graphics, soothing music, and difficult to put down. Nice game - thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by tw0nst3r  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I love this game! not just for the match 3 but I love decorating my tanks! hey this is the next best thing to real fish and they don't die.
I actually have fishdom 2 and fishdom one is just as good! thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Submitting comment #44 again. I unchecked the hints & tips option, yet it continues to give me hints. Is this only happening to me? Any help, please?

Reply   |   Comment by NoVerbs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Why don't you try also to get Wonderlines. My daughter is dreaming to have this one for more than a year now. And I cannot find it at the local store. That would please her very much.
Regards,


...........................Moderator comment..................

check out the links I posted at the end of my comment above (#1); you may find something similar to wonderlines there. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I love this game. It is simple and yet so entertaining. I didn't know this one. I must show it to my daughter. She usually prefer the 3D Tomb Raider kind of games but I know she loves fish games.
I am delighted that your site is back on.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

As promissed, a note!

After disactivation screensaver i had no more problems

Thanks again

Reply   |   Comment by Willy_France  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I have the same problem as no. 53:

Error: cannot read start0.lua: No such file or directory

.\ScriptMap.cpp, line 42

This happens every time, when the screensaver tries to start.
I'm on Windows 7, 32 bit.
No idea what I could do apart from disabling the sreensaver.

Greetings from Germany

Reply   |   Comment by marge  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I have played, and played and played this game, wondering when I would reach the end, only to find there is no end. What I would like to know is since there are only 3 tanks and limited accessories, what do you do with all the money after you finish your tanks? I only have over $700,000 in winnings.

Thanks,

Reply   |   Comment by galpal  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

I found it out!!!!

It's the screensaver, that doesn't work
at the moment the screensaver wants to startup the mesage arrives

Disactivating screensaver, and option in game should do it.
Will let tomorrow know if the problem came back.

For all nice to know i gues. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Willy_France  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Wonderfull game indeed

As someone mentioned earlier, i also get a message

Can't start, start0.lua
.\scriptmap.cpp, line 42

This mesage i get after quiting the game, shortly after it shows up.

No problem playing what so ever, already played 67 levels with many pleasure.
Happened now three times after closing. Any ideas what to do?

Thanks for any sugustions

Reply   |   Comment by Willy_France  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I can't get this to download/open. I keep getting errors from Windows saying it can't open the zipped file. I use 7-Zip and have no probs with other dls from this site or others. I have tried using Google Chrome & IE and neither works. I think for some reason the dl is corrupt. I really wish I could get it to work b/c I love this game.

...........................Moderator................................

try using another archiver. I've had problems using winrar and found using another unzipper worked.

Reply   |   Comment by vexxtra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I have two games by Playrix and both of them seem to be great fun except after playing one or two levels they send my screen black and I get the message that my monitor has gone into power save. I can hear the game playing and I cannot shut it down. I have to hit the power off button and then restart the computer. Doesn't do that with any other games I play and I leave my computer on all day and it never goes into power save. I do not have power save enabled in the bios. Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Gloria Vodicka  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Thumbs up! Some unique approaches to the subject matter, like chains replacing the standard walls you have to crack and so forth. Lacks the extra content that the historically based games have that add additional entertainment and give children some extra enjoyable learning. I hear this is quite popular. For match3 addicts, probably a must download.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I downloaded it on my mom's pc runnning vista and worked fine downloaded on my pc running vista and i got black lines flasing across it as said same operating system but had flashes of black lines across mine even if ra nin compatibility mode but not on my mom's pc it was fine

that says something wrong with the programming in thesoftware as i know this stuff as have taken a+ computer class and network admin

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

For mod per my previous post (#42);
Nope, I already tried installing 2010 (instead of suggested 2008) and it didn't help, with or without reinstall... Just my luck I suppose. Thanks anyway.


..............................Moderator comment........................

sorry to here that it doesn't work. :( You could try contacting the developer (even though it says no tech help), they may be a ble to help?

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Great game. Installed on Win 7 with no issues.

Reply   |   Comment by MercuryPDX  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

@Di
Make sure that you do not have Internet Explorer in off-line mode.
That can seem even more far fetched than some of the tips from Whiterabbit ;-) but the GOTD decrypter apparently uses some Windows component that IE blocks in off-line mode.


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Hey! :lol:

Reply   |   Comment by Sheepskate  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

.........................Moderator Comment........................


It's been a long day and I need to go to bed, so there will be no more moderation until around the last 30 to 60 minutes in the morning (about six hours), though if I wake up earlier I will endevour to check to see if there are any more posts.

W.R

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Love this game! Although I unchecked wanting hints and tips, I continue to get the arrows showing me the way if I take a little too long. (Sometimes ya need a fresh cup of coffee, ya know?) Any help with this? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by NoVerbs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

@#26: This is probably something to do with the game changing screen resolution and Windows not 'replacing' the icons afterwards.

There's a simple freeware utility called DesktopOK (from SoftwareOK.com) which you can use to save your current icon positions, etc. so that if 'some program' stuffs up your layout, you can simply reload it later.

I'm pretty sure there's a 'portable' version of DesktopOK as well as the standard one. I can also personally recommend DesktopOK for fixing precisely the problem you describe!

I should add that I have no connection whatever with the developer of DesktopOK, other than as a satisfied user of his freeware.

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Installed fine but I can't get it to play. I keep getting an error of:

"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Program: C:\Program Files\Playrix Entertainment\Fishdom\Fishdom.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information"

Any suggestions?

...............................Moderator Comment.......................



Go to Microsoft's site and download the latest version of Visiual C++. I'm not sure whether you have to delete the original. Please let me know if it worked. Thank you. You should also reinstall the game once you've updated the runtime library. :)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf&displaylang=en


check out the following. you may find other fixes:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307817

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I have downloaded and started the game & it seems like a game my wife would like as well because she likes collapse & it seems there is a little of collapse in this game. the only problem I have I tried it to get a feel of the game though with no time to spend with it at the moment & I could not find a way to close the game & continue after, and actually, I cannot find a way to shut the game down at all within the ui. I had to use taskmanager to shut the game down. Can anybody out there help me?


.................Moderator comment.........................

When you're in game click on the blue menu button to the top right of the screen. that brings up an oblong window with options to resume, Exit to tank, restart or go to the options menu. click on the Blue button labelled Exit to Tank. (It's the third one down). Once you're in the tank you can shut down the game by clicking on the blue main menu button that's found in the lower left hand corner. Then the red button in the same position. (labelled Exit). I hope this helps. alternatively you can play in windowed mode and simply click on the X at any time.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Error in setup.exe "process can ...because in use by another process"?
Even get activation winsow, but no game! What gives?


......................Moderator comment..............................

Have you tried redownloading the game and then reinstalling? Also check out the following link it may offer a fix:

http://www.exe-error.com/setup-exe-error.php

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I download the game. I open the setup exe and it goes to the "activating" screen where it says "Connecting to game.giveawayoftheday.com checking giveaway availability", in a couple of minutes small screen comes on "Giveaway of the day" Failue to connect. Please try again later."

Are you having troubles or is there something wrong on my end. Internet has been working fine all day. Want to make sure I can get this downloaded before end of day. Thank you.


.......Moderator comment..............

Please excuse the delay in writing, I was a little busy and didn't realize how late it was.

No there hasn't been a problem with the giveaway end.

Try rebooting your modem and/or router. If that doesn't work it could be that the cookie specific to the game giveaway site may be corrupted. Just delete it via the internet properties and that should fix the problem. Let us know whether any of the fixes worked; thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Di  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

My 'Beauty' score is stuck at 38%! Using Win7.

Reply   |   Comment by brhodes  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

This is a beautiful little game that can turn into a customized fish-tank screen saver. It works well on my Windows 7 64-bit laptop. It'll keep my daughter busy on long trips.

Reply   |   Comment by David Cornelius  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Such fun! I got Fishdom 2 recently, and thought I'd like to have the original, and here it is!

I did have a bit of a problem with the download/install: the first time I downloaded from the first d/l link, got activated okay, but the game wouldn't install, and I got this message on the GOTD page after the successful activation message:

"Warning: require(/home/vhosts/game.giveawayoftheday.com/wp-content/themes/default/setup_ticker.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/vhosts/game.giveawayoftheday.com/wp-content/themes/giveaway/single.php on line 107

Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/vhosts/game.giveawayoftheday.com/wp-content/themes/default/setup_ticker.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php') in /home/vhosts/game.giveawayoftheday.com/wp-content/themes/giveaway/single.php on line 107"

Then I deleted all the d/l files, amd re-downloaded from the Mirror Link, and it activated and installed okay, but I still got the same error message as above. The game seems to be playing just fine, tho.

I'm running XP Pro SP3, with plenty of resources.

Thanks for another good one!

Reply   |   Comment by Delilah  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I am currently sick in bed having just gotten out of the hospital and this is the perfect game to occupy/distract me. I've played some of the other Playrix Match-3 games such as Around the World in 80 Days and a couple of the Atlantis games and enjoyed them immensely. Fishdom is not quite on their level but it is still a fun and worthy download. The added element of the fish tank with this one is a nice touch.

Reply   |   Comment by kai  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

A fun and relaxing game. Installed without a problem on Vista Home Premium (x86). Every game that has been offerred from Playrix on GGAOTD has worked well for me and has been enjoyable. I like the care they take in the construction of the game, the game play, and especially the background sounds they use - the clicks, the pops and all the other assorted sounds that are never annoying but give good audible clues that you've clicked properly and the game is working right.

Reply   |   Comment by DownTheShore  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

#32 addendum:
I removed the LUA_PATH environment variable from my system, and that worked around the bug.

Reply   |   Comment by Chad  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

When trying to run, I get an error after seeing the Playrix loading screen, and the game refuses to run:

Error: start.lua:1: could not load package 'Game.lua' from path `;:C:\Program Files\Lua\5.1\lua\?.luac'
.\ScriptMap.cpp, line 50

I have Windows 7, 32 bit. I installed to C:\Games\GOTD\Fishdom. I have Lua 5.1 installed to C:\Program Files\Lua\5.1.

Reply   |   Comment by Chad  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

great addictive game !

Reply   |   Comment by blabla  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

wonderfull game,

Downloaded, installed and playing.
thought i wanted to test only but ended up playing 39 levels to complete my first 'golden' screen saver.

All levels at one go, only two levels were a bit time critical, but mostly very well playable.

For me just as addictive as around the world for me :-)

I think that many of you love it also, have fun with it.

Thanks for the game(s) team. Big Merci from France

Reply   |   Comment by Willy_France  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Hi, I agree with 6#. There is a lot of match 3 type games on GGOTD at the moment. How about some more similar to DaVinciDelux given away on the 10th October? Stuck on level 56 if anyone can help.

Reply   |   Comment by kevin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Another great game to try!!! Thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by Laggy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

I cannot dowmload the game of today and I realy want it. they say there is a virus


.....................Moderator comment....................

All game giveaways are rigorously tested for malware. I'm presuming your security software is stopping the game from being downloaded. It's almost certainly a false positive. If you really want the game i'd give it permission to install, or turn your security off until the game has been installed. As a precaution create a restore point before you install anything .

If it's another reason why you can't download try rebooting your modem and/or router and clear out your internet cache.

Reply   |   Comment by Annetjie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

One thing I don't understand about this game and a lot of other games. Why is it that when you quit the game and close it, your desktop icons are ALWAYS A TOTAL MESS, TOTALLY DISORGANIZED abd screwed up?

I get to sick of having to always move all my icons back to where they were before I played the game. WHY CANT THIS GAME AND OTHER GAMES THAT MESS UP YOUR ICONS, LEAVE YOUR ICONS ALONE so that when you close the game, YOUR DESKTOP IS STILL THE WAY YOU WANT IT?????


..........................Moderator comment......................

Hi Reality check; it's probably the way you have your computer set up. I don't have that problem and I've tested the game on three different operating systems (Vista home Basic 32 bit, XP Pro 32 bit and Win 7 ultimate 64 bit and my desktop Icons remain where they are when i close the game down. If this was happening globally we would be getting a lot of complainst. sorry to hear you're not happy.

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

After playing the first time, closed game down and screensaver activated. On trying to restart game after 'coffee break', GAME WILL NOT START. Not much use if it only plays one time!

Reply   |   Comment by R Hon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Fishdom is the most fun Match-3 game I've ever played. It starts out absurdly simple, but once you're past the opening screens, the chains and layouts make the levels more challenging, and the brightly-colored sea creatures are fun to look at. The various bombs, plus the lightning, add a measure of strategy to the game.

My favorite level is the one where nearly every square is covered by chains, so at first glance, it looks completely impossible. But once you find the right thread to pull, that unlocks one, and unlocking that one unlocks two others, and soon things start cascading all over the place. This level is very satisfying.

I've played a couple of thousand levels of Fishdom; I find it relaxing when I'm feeling overwhelmed or anxious and fun when I have only a couple of minutes to spare.

Reply   |   Comment by Corylea  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Thank you to Playrix and GAOTD for today's match-3 game offer. The download/install process was less than two minutes on Windows XP. Great can choose location; auto desktop icon, too. No problems with install or game play, in windowed or full-screen. Cute fish, simple match-3, nice screen-saver and money to shop for your tank. Game seems more aimed for children, but some adults will enjoy, too. Wish more power-ups, bonuses. Moves can cause continuous cascades so it feels like game playing itself, hope to become more involved in higher levels. As for paying up to $20.00 for this game, no - many other games available with more interaction and challenge. Thanks again : )

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I now have two games Inca Balls and now this one, Fishdom. They are neat and love both. Just finished playing this one and could do it for hours - very relaxing. Like the music. I'm not much of a game player, but usually go for the "word" games, however, these two are really neat. Look forward for more. Thanks GAOTD and Playrix. Have anice day.

Reply   |   Comment by Sharon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Am I the ONLY person here who hates match-3 games with a passion?!! Pointless and staggeringly dull waste of time, IMHO.

Come on, Steven: OTHER kinds of games ARE available!

............................Moderator comment..............................

I agree to a certain extent, though there are some match 3's that I can and do occassionally play such as 4 Elements, Around the worl in 80 days, rise of Atllantis, Treasures of Montezuma 1 & 2, Luxor 3 and others. they are ideal games to chill out to, not having to think (which I like to do occassionally). I mentioned a whole pile of excellent and innovative indie arcade games in answer to your post last week. There's a thriving community out there that are trying to create original games. unfortunately when someone hitss the jackpot a whole raft of copy cats then jump on the band wagon trying to grab a piece of the action. unfortunately this leads to a ridiculous number of games that are basically the same. (It's happened with time management, hidden object, breakout and other genres), and i'm sure it'll happen again.

Unfortunately I have no control over what the game giveaway of the day is. all i do is try to give an impartial review of the game and moderate the comments to the best of my ability.

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I am just about to download this but wanted to comment... the last few days I have been playing 'Around the World in 80 Days', another Playrix offering. It is on my external hard drive and this is the third computer I have played it on. Did I miss something or have they changed their software to no longer be free-standing?


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The games were never meant to be free standing in the first place LonniH; it was just the way the games were registered at the time. :)

Reply   |   Comment by LonniH  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Cute, easy, sliders for sound & music. Ok Win 7 x32 Ulitmate. Makes its own shortcut. Did get the usual msg after install from Win 7 about how didn't install properly but say yes and never an issue. Get that sometimes but never impacts a w/w. Thanks guys.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

This is a fantastic game. Thanks so much for bringing it to us!

Reply   |   Comment by Gypsi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I made a positive comment, but I wanted to add that, on Win 7 at least, the game seems to run better in windowed mode. In full screen, the cursor tends to disappear.

Reply   |   Comment by Davidrs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

As a silver surfer and gamer Match 3 games are great. I find RPG etc far too fast for me! If only I been born later. This game looks beautiful and I hope it doesn't get too frenetic for me. Thanks GAOTD for all your hard work and please keep the 'easy' games coming.

Reply   |   Comment by Flissa  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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